metachronism

noun

Definition of metachronism

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  an error in chronology committed by placing an event after its real date — compare parachronism

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Origin and Etymology of metachronism

Medieval Latin metachronismus chronological error, from Greek metachronios, metachronos out of date, anachronistic (from meta- after—from meta—+ chronos time) + Latin -ismus -ism — more at meta-


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